Journaling helps you better understand yourself, your emotions and goals. It’s also the best way to deal with mental clutter. Take a few moments and grab a notebook, piece of paper or fancy journal set a timer for 5 minutes and write your thoughts out unfiltered. I like to call these “brain dumps” and it’s how I start and end my work day. It’s also a fun way to get creative juices flowing.

Not sold yet? Check out 10 reasons why journaling every day could make your life a little more full below.

10 Reason Why to Journal

  1. Clear mental clutter
  2. Get creative juices flowing
  3. Helping you bring your vision to life.
  4. To better understand your emotions, goals and yourself
  5. As a way to be grateful
  6. For personal growth
  7. To set goals and see what is working/ not workig
  8. Improve your working memory
  9. A way to let go of negative thoughts
  10. Improving your cognitive functioning.

30 Journal Prompts to Inspire you

  1. If you could give the world one thing, what would it be? – Take it a step further and write down an actionable list that you can check off.
  2. When you think about your future, what are you most excited for?- Take it a step further and imagine yourself in the future. How does it feel, what does it look like? What does it smell, taste and sound like?
  3. What makes you smile every time you think of it?- Take it one step further right down creative ways to bring more of this into your life.
  4. What does peace feel like in your body?- Take the time to really let the feeling settle in and write down the sensations you feel.
  5. If you couldn’t fail what would you do right now?- Take it one step further and right down a list of things you would do.
  6. “I know how to stick up for myself.” Explain your answer.
  7. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  8. If you could go anywhere in the world all expenses paid, where would it be? (Bonus, who would you take with you?)
  9. If my body could talk, it would say…
  10. What does your dream day look like?
  11. What does your dream day feel like?
  12. What does your dream day entail?
  13. Write a letter thanking someone who has helped you recently.
  14. What emotions does your favorite song evoke?
  15. Write the words you need to hear.
  16. What do you want to accomplish in the next year?
  17. Name one thing you feel brings out the good in people.
  18. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  19. Name your most cherished childhood memory.
  20. What are all your thoughts on god?
  21. Write a letter to your best friend.
  22. I feel happiest in my skin when…
  23. If you could build a dream house, what rooms would it have?
  24. What does it mean to be an optimist?
  25. What are three things that you could never live without?
  26. What is the best decision you ever made?
  27. Who are you?
  28. What is your greatest joy?
  29. Imagine you have traveled to a different time, what do you see?
  30. What piece of advice do you most often give and least often follow?

Make sure you leave a comment letting us know what your favorite prompt was!

Until next time,

XOXO

Megan

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